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San Jose Police Shoot, Injure Armed Homicide Suspect, Ending Standoff

San Jose police early Wednesday shot and injured an armed, barricaded homicide suspect in the city’s Edenvale neighborhood after a lengthy standoff in which the gunman fired several shots at officers, according to the police department.

At one point during the standoff, the gunman pointed his firearm at Special Operations personnel, prompting those officers to fire. The suspect was hit and wounded by the officers’ gunshots and taken to a hospital, police said. His condition is unknown.

Some residents in the area of the 100 block of Bendorf Drive were evacuated because the suspect continuously fired shots during the standoff, police said.

Police said the gunman is responsible for a Tuesday night fatal shooting on Mt. Shasta Drive in San Jose as well as a fatal shooting in Modesto, where police tracked the man down and chased him back to San Jose.

During that pursuit, the suspect fired several shots at officers before bailing on foot, police said.


Source: NBC Bay Area

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